When it comes to setting off to school, there is only so much preparation that parents and guardians can do to help make sure their kids are ready for math class throughout middle school, high school, and beyond. At a certain point, students need to sit down and take tests that will play a role in determining their future.
When that time comes, parents and guardians will rest easier knowing that their kids have been given every opportunity to thrive in math class. While traditional math classes offer students a great foundational education, extracurricular math tutoring has become one of the most effective and popular ways for students to boost their math knowledge and, ultimately, ace their tests and the SAT.
Here at OMC, we take a unique approach to math tutoring, going beyond simply educating students on multiplication and division, instead diving deeper into multiple topics, nurturing a mind that not only has the ability to answer math problems but develops a sense of mathematical thinking and a desire to learn more about one of the most important subjects a student will take.
The Important Role of Parents and Guardians
As you may or may not know, it is not just teachers that play a vital role in a child’s ability to develop at school. Parents and guardians are every bit as important for a child’s education as the teachers that impart knowledge in the classroom.
We have covered this topic in detail in the past, but here is a quick introduction to some basic steps that you can take to encourage your child to give their education their all:
- Adopt a positive and relaxed attitude to school and schoolwork
- Prepare (and stick to) a homework and study schedule
- Introduce them to additional learning programs and activities
- Utilize games, music, and sports to aid their learning
By educating yourself on these ideas, you will go a long way to helping your child thrive in math class, and in pretty much any other class they will take during their time at school and into university. But don’t worry, you are not in this alone. We have developed a special approach to math tutoring that has proven to help give students that vital edge in math class, math tests, and math competitions.
The O-M-C Approach
While some schools, teachers, and tutors like to complicate things, we know that simplicity is an essential part of effective teaching, and, from time to time, the simplest methods can have the most long-lasting impact on students.
Sometimes, it’s as simple as O-M-C…
We firmly believe in the power of one-on-one tutoring sessions. These classes ensure that every single lesson is created around your child’s specific learning needs, the gaps in their knowledge, and their current ability.
Whether they are having particular difficulty with a certain math topic, they have some catch-up work to do across the board, or they are in the depths of preparation for a competition, practicing problems in a one-on-one environment will help them achieve these goals in an environment that allows them to fully understand the topics at hand.
We believe that good teachers – and math tutors – are experts at developing what we like to call mathematical thinking. Mathematical thinking allows students to go beyond simply solving problems and adding numbers together, encouraging them to look at things in a different way stripping problems down to their numerical, structural, or logical essentials, and identifying and analyzing the underlying patterns.
This grants children not just the ability to excel in their math class, but also an incredibly transferable skill that will help them in far more subjects than just math.
Just as we suggest for parents and guardians, our tutors adopt and foster a positive, supportive, and encouraging environment in which students get to thrive and gain a boost to their self-confidence.
Giving kids the tools they need to successfully answer the questions that are asked of them liberates them from fear. Then, when we push them to challenge themselves with more and more difficult problems, they have the confidence and self-belief to give them a go. Needless to say, this confidence usually translates to confidence outside of the classroom, helping kids who may be struggling socially to adjust accordingly, too.
Online Math Tutoring At OMC
At OMC, we believe students deserve the opportunity to explore new, exciting teaching methods, delivered by a wide range of professionals with differing types of excellent experience. Whether your child needs 1-1 tutoring, specific preparation classes for the Math SAT, or some intensive practice for an upcoming math competition, OMC is the place for them.